Where to Eat in Aranjuez: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 20, 2017 Hector Krause

Aranjuez is the home of Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the spring residence of Spanish kings since the late 1880s. The beautiful gardens surrounding the palace are just as famous as the residence and are the inspiration for “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo, one of Spain’s most significant composers of the 20th century. During the summer, join the local tradition of eating dinner in the picnic area next to the Tagus River. UNESCO designated Aranjuez as a World Heritage landscape in 2001 and a very large casino was built in 2005.
Things to do in Aranjuez

1. Casa Jose

Calle de Abastos 32, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 918 91 14 88
Excellent
48%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 320 reviews

Casa Jose

Reviewed By berdafina - Europe

Very good creative cuisine. I had the 10 course vegetable menu, which was a bit uneven quality. Some of it extremely good like the sea-bass appetizer (the only non-vegetable/fruit part) and two asparagus delights. But also a few less interesting concoctions, like the two onion dishes served the one after the other. In the end, an enjoyable but not light meal.
The accompanying wine option is reasonably priced and generous.
The service is kind, and does everything possible for your enjoyment.
I would go back and recommend Casa José, although I found it not to be the best restaurant in Aranjuez.

2. Almibar

Calle Almibar 138, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 918 92 53 02
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Almibar

Reviewed By Julia S - Middletown, Delaware

This was an incredible lunch! The service was excellent, but more than anything the food what EXCELLENT. The salmorejo was some of the best I have ever had in Spain. The gazpacho was fresh and bright. The asparagus was perfectly cooked and the fried eggplant was absolutely stunning. Be sure to get the strawberries for dessert, as it is a specialty of the town. I highly recommend this restaurant.

3. Casa Pablo

Calle Almibar n 0 42, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 918 91 14 51
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 366 reviews

Casa Pablo

Reviewed By JaninedeBric - Denver, Colorado

We sought out a shady bistro for a long lunch, and found an excellent answer in Casa Pablo. After taking a little while to get us started, I was impressed by the stately professionalism of the waiter and how he guided us through our selections, even though we had chosen a couple of items that were typically only served within the bar. But what choices! We had bocarones and marinated sardines in two of the best modern executions I have had. I followed with an ensalada de escabeche, and my boyfriend chose the leg of lamb--both were well prepared and savory. We had wines by the glass to try a selection, preferring the Alvariño to the Chardonnay, but well pleased with the pricing on both. Under the canopy next to the boulevard of shady trees, this was a wonderful place for our weekend lunch.

4. La Venta

Calle Stuart 149, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +34 918 92 57 69
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

La Venta

Little restaurant selling excellent quality and excellent value typically Spanish good.

Reviewed By surreytravels - UK

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by the receptionist at the Hostal Castilla - she said the food was real Spanish food, well served by nice people. She was absolutely right, and what a great price too - we went for the set menu, three courses plus wine (ok, not fantastic wine but they gave us gaseosa too, which Spanish people use to adulterate not-great wine, making it basically "tinto de verano") and water and coffee for 20 euros. Their salad of ventresca (sort of tuna but different, and Spanish) was very good, their grilled (yes, grilled) fresh asparagus was divine, then the main dishes we had were veal, beautifully cooked, and rabbit also beautifully done, followed by delicious local cheese or home-made flan. It's "simple" food but this is SO difficult to find in Spain, which has an inferiority complex about its own food. The owners/waiters were charming, the locale is an old building decorated in really Spanish style - what a find, I thoroughly recommend it. You won't do better anywhere for this price.

5. CASA DELAPIO

Avenida de La Plaza de Toros 7, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 918 92 09 82
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

CASA DELAPIO

Reviewed By glissant24 - La Rochelle, France

Thank goodness for this delightful restaurant in a town bereft of places open to eat on an April evening. We arrived too early for dinner, but had a drink and managed to communicate with our non-existent Spanish. The man behind the bar (who later doubled as the waiter) was patient and friendly, apologised for the wait for the restaurant to open and even managed to find a menu in English to compare with the Spanish menu with which we were struggling. The meal was delicious, the wine was reasonably priced and very good, and the service friendly and efficient. Would not hesitate to recommend such a lovely place.

6. La Almazara

Calle Real 1, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Fusion, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch HK$86 - HK$196 +34 910 83 29 27
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 822 reviews

La Almazara

Almazara Restaurant has been a family business for 8 years. We have recently moved and our new location is in Calle del Real nº1 in Aranjuez. We are situated next to the Princess Garden and close to the Royal Palace (5-7 minutes walking) and to the other Royal Gardens. We have a bar area as well as a restaurant with 32 tables in total in three different dining rooms. One of the dining rooms is private and we also have 10 tables on the Terrace. <br><br>Our dishes are a mix of fusion food and traditional Spanish cuisine at prices which are affordable for everyone. High quality food and great service shouldn’t mean an expensive meal and this is important to us so our meals range from between €10 - €20. We also offer a menu del dia which is a fixed price three course meal and we have a cheaper children’s menu. <br><br>For more information please contact us on the telephone number posted on the Tripadvisor website.

Reviewed By Jacq123 - a very rainy country

It took us almost two years before we got the chance to visit this place because every time we walked by it was closed. But it was worth the wait. The service was very good and the waiters even spoke English which was very helpful. The menu was interesting, not like at the tapas places you will find all over Aranjuez, with lots of meat and potatoes, this menu offered lots of healthy options with fresh vegetables. If you are a vegetarian there is enough to choose and if you eat fish there is even more. I chose the smoked fish salad and I got a big plate with lots of fresh salad and smoked salmon stripes, it was very good. As a main a chose the grilled vegetables and this was also very good and delicious. My meat eating friends were also very happy. I hope they are open during my next visit to Aranjuez, because I am definitely coming back!

7. Postas 18

Calle Postas 18, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +34 918 32 03 07
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

Postas 18

Reviewed By Maria B - Pamplona, Spain

I went to Postas 18 this past Saturday with a friend. I thought the service was good and the atmosphere was very welcoming. There were definitely a lot of families and everyone seemed to know each other. The food was good, we had the vegetable tempura and the fried brie with strawberry jam and some caramelized onions. I recommend this restaurant if you are looking to spend a relaxed meal outside, enjoying the streets of this small town. However, if you are looking for a bigger meal, I don't think there were a lot of options. It is the perfect place to go with friends and enjoy a couple of drinks accompanied with good food.

8. Asador EL Corral de la Abuela

Calle de la Reina, n0 2, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 918 92 02 37
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 602 reviews

Asador EL Corral de la Abuela

Reviewed By L T

This place offers good standards of Spanish food mainly based on meat. Quality was excellent and sympathetic service. The restaurant has a very nice Terrace in front of a pedestrian way and facing a park. Reservations recommended as it was very busy.

9. Bar de Pikoteo

Calle Florida 84, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Diner, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks +34 655 81 44 35
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Bar de Pikoteo

Este restaurante esta cerca de la plaza de toros a unos 10min andando desde palacio,en la calle florida, nº84 disponemos de un salón con capacidad para una 36 personas aprox. y una extensa terraza, damos servicio de desayunos, comidas y cenas. Podéis comer un menú diario a 11€ de martes a viernes o bien pikotear raciones, el fin de semana hay también un menú especial.Hacemos paella, arroz con bogavante, fideua, arroz con carabineros (siempre por encargo)postres caseros

Reviewed By Marshall A

I have been dining in some of the bars in Aranjuez for many years now, and for those of you searching for a culinary experience like no other, look no further than PIKOTEO. Its simple decor allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine. The servings are big and more than good value for money. There’s no doubt eating out at PIKOTEO has quickly become my hottest reservation in town!

10. Restaurante Entre amigos

Carretera Andalucia 62 | Carretera Andalucia 62 - 64, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain Reservations Spanish, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +34 918 91 56 79
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Restaurante Entre amigos

our restaurant is located in the center of Aranjuez city. only 300m2 from the royal palace. it is well known in our know-how in cooking and preparing delicious Lebanese dishes as well as Spanish traditional ones. you will feel like at home and the service is excellent. every dish is made by fresh products and very healthy.

Reviewed By Pandyha - Community of Madrid, Spain

Being Lebanese, I can confirm that this meal was the most authentic Lebanese cuisine I've tried outside of home. The welcome was warm & genuine. The food was delicious, with very generous portions. We'll be back soon.

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